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Incredibles 2 Review

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Waiting Forever for this Sequel? In 2004, before The Dark Knight or Iron Man cinema audiences had The Incredibles. The film was a smash-hit with critics and attendees. And for a ten year old child, it was truly ‘incredible’ to be able to watch an animated version of the comic books I so adored. And then when film ended with the […]

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Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle A Review

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What Frankenstein-Monster is this? Mario+Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is an unusual pairing between Nintendo and Microsoft. The game is a family friendly and whimsical strategy game. It looks bright and colourful and feels chaotic, but beneath the zany exterior is a solid tactical core. In many regards, Mario+Rabbids is one of the best tactical games on the market. […]

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Illuminae: A YA Novel in a Unique Format

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What Is Illuminae? As an Australian, and a wanna-be writer, I have an affinity for authors Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. I had also read an advanced copy of Stormdancer all the way back in 2012, so seeing Jay Kristoff’s level of success has been pleasing. It’s particularly pleasing when the collaborative novel, Illuminae, is quality reading. Illuminae is part-Alien, part-Bioshock and […]

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Reviews of Lock In and Redshirts By John Scalzi

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Following are two reviews of science fiction narratives by John Scalzi. These books are near-inseperable for me in terms of quality, themes and expression. Since they are by the same author I decided to review them together here on my website. Lock In Review Lock In was a refreshing science fiction read. For the most part, this […]

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Senlin Ascends: A Book Review

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What is Senlin Ascends? Senlin Ascends is a classic fantasy adventure, full of reluctant heroes and exotic locations. The novel’s plot follows Joseph Senlin, a school master in a far-away town. Senlin has persuaded his new wife to venture with him to the famed Tower of Babel in order to see its mystery. This tower is a […]

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Solo: A Star Wars Story

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How Does Solo Stand Up In This New Star Wars Universe A few years ago the announcement was made that Disney would be creating new stand-alone films in the Star Wars universe. Fans’ hearts raced with excitement over the news, waiting for the chance to see some of the untold stories in a galaxy far-far-away. And yet the first two […]

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Mercy Thompson – Urban Fantasy Book Series

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Across the past few months I have been reading my way through the ten books that make up the Mercy Thompson series. This is the review of the whole series, as written by Patricia Briggs. It is an urban fantasy series which focuses on the ubiquitous heroine: Mercedes Thompson. As the novel’s pitch runs: Mercy […]